I blogged a bit ago about the auctions I was a part of, but the Worldbuilders drive is still going. It’s coming to a close, however. Everyone who’s donated has pushed the total to an amazing $220,000 this year. Pat’s hoping to reach $250,000. A quarter million dollars. That’s just mind boggling to me. I’m very [...]
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Friend and fellow author, Benjamin Tate (Joshua Palmatier), has just released the second book in the Well of Sorrows Trilogy. I’ve not yet read the book, but I greatly admire his writing. If you’re a fan of the Skewed Throne, or if you’ve read the Well of Sorrows, give Leaves of Flame a look. You [...]
Yesterday I got wind of a new anthology from Dark Quest Books called River, edited by Alma Alexander. It’s notable not only for its contributors, but also for its theme, which is, if you hadn’t guessed, river-themed stories. Here’s the description: “When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that [...]
The bidding for the Genre for Japan auction has begun. There are tons of great things up for auction, including two signed copies of The Winds of Khalakovo. Take a look. There might be something you'll really treasure in the future. Plus, all proceeds to go the Japan Tsunami Appeal run by the British Red Cross.
Over at Speculate, Greg Wilson and I review the Nebula-nominated The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and then interview the author herself, N.K. Jemisin. These were an interesting pair of episodes on a book well worth checking out.
Over the past half-year or so, my friends, Paul Genesse, Steven Saus, and Patrick Tracy have pulled together a great anthology called The Crimson Pact. Today is the release day for the anthology. You can find out more at their website: TheCrimsonPact.com. Paul acted as the editor for this anthology, and he's pulled together quite [...]
Can you beat this on St. Patrick's Day? Night Shade Books is offering a free ebook of Stina Leicht's Of Blood and Honey, an Irish story of the Fey and the Fallen. You can find out more about the offer at Night Shade's site. Liam never knew who his father was. The town of Derry had always [...]
As an addendum to my post on Rooney Mara and her upcoming role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, my wife and I happened to be surfing Netflix and we came across the Swedish version of the movie that came out in 2009. I don't know what rock I've been living under, but I [...]
I'm a big fan of David Fincher's. I also became a fan of Rooney Mara for her role in The Social Network. I thought she was a great foil for the fictional Mark Zuckerburg. She was smart, witty, and pretty in a slightly nerdy sort of way. I was excited when I heard that she [...]
I've officially joined the Black Gate posse. My first blog post is on the fantasy deckbuilding game of Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer. You can find the post here, and the Black Gate blog here.
My Clarion classmate, Stephen Gaskell, has a touching new story up at Clarkesworld. It’s a near-future, hard science fiction story about a man dealing with the ghosts of his father and mother as he struggles to find a balance to the violence that seems always to pervade mankind. It’s a great story. Give it a [...]
My friend, Mary Robinette Kowal, has a book, Shades of Milk and Honey, that released today. Mary is a wonderful writer, and I'm excited for this milestone in her growing and no-longer-so-budding writing career. We went to Orson Scott Card's Literary Bootcamp in 2005. She's come a long way since then, and it's been gratifying [...]